You Don’t Say Mr. 3000

Just wanted to do a quick post about a new song that came out last week, a collaboration between Gorillaz, James Murphy (of LCD Soundsystem) and Andre 3000.  It’s part of a series that Converse is sponsoring with the gimmick being 3 artists, one song.  The version on Converse’s website is available for free downloading and it sounds mostly like a Gorillaz song with a super-speedy Andre killing a verse; the Murphy touch doesn’t really seem to be there.

But check out the extended version playing over at Stereogum.  This goes an additional 9 minutes, the majority of it being taken up by additional Andre verses and the electro noisemaking that is the hallmark of Murphy.  Those 9 minutes are basically an LCD Soundsystem track with Andre 3000 rapping instead of Murphy.  Which sounds pretty good to me.  A good bit of Andre’s extended vocals include him asserting variations on the theme, “I’m the shit.”  I’m sure this might get tiresome for some, I thought it was fantastic.  Maybe Converse’s new marketing campaign can revolve around the fact their shoes are in fact, “the shit”.  That would be cool, but still won’t top this:

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